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June 19, 2017

It's been so crazy lately that I haven't had the proper time to type up this post that's been noodling around in my brain for so long! This summer I'm working 2 jobs while also trying to keep a balanced outside-of-work life. This means I'm out of the house more than I'm in, which means a lot of my food is on the go! This used to mean a lot of stops at the local coffee shop for yummy breakfast pastries but now I've found some amazing ways to score the energy I need without compromising the health I like to maintain!

In the mornings, I'm up early to workout. I usually grab a banana or a plum to eat on the way to give me a quick burst of energy without weighing me down. After my workout, I eat my breakfast at the beach before I head into work. My newest favorite breakfast trend is a smoothie bowl I make that keeps me full for hours! (Recipe below)

I pack a lot of fruit for the day so I usually pack blueberries that I eat with breakfast, a peach or a plum, and an apple. The apple really gets me going during that late afternoon slog where all I want is a nap.

I also tend to crave sweet stuff so I usually pack some dried mango. It really hits the sweet tooth without making me feel guilty.

For lunches lately I've been making my favorite salad and taking some pre-made seaweed salad. Costco has had the best seaweed salad lately and I love the stuff so much I pack some everyday.

That's it! There are really such simple ways to stay healthy, even when we're all so busy! 

Let me know what's in your lunch box!

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl (+Vegan!)

Modified From: 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 2 Smoothie Bowls

What You'll Need
1/2 an avocado
2 frozen bananas
1 cup (approx.) almond or soy milk*
1/3-1/2 cup (approx.) peanut butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut flour
*you can use skim milk if you prefer

Blend all ingredients together until mixed completely. Divide into 2 airtight containers and keep in the fridge. The smoothies will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. I like to serve with blueberries.
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June 1, 2017

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For your taste buds....
This blueberry breakfast cake recipe
Being a fan of everything cake and breakfast-related, respectively, how could I not be a fan of something that is cake + breakfast?! Full disclosure: I haven't tried this cake yet (and when I do, expect a post!) because of my recent sugar detox but I've been drooling over it this month. Originally found on Pinterest (let's be friends!)

For your partner....
This oh-too accurate statement of affairs for many relationships Translated from the original French and presented in comic strip form, this commentary on the splitting up of household chores in typical relationships struck a nerve with people everywhere, and even with me! (Someone woefully single atm) Originally found on Cup of Jo's weekly Friday round-ups.

Styles and late-night TV host James Corden
For your soul & your ears....
This beautiful collection of songs, formally known as Harry Styles' new album
Having been a fan of One Direction since their third album, I was quite excited for Harry's venture into solo music. If Styles lacks anything, it's sure as hell not talent. I very rarely enjoy entire albums, in fact the only 2 others are Halsey's 'Badlands' and Adam Lambert's 'The Original High', but I love this one. It's old rock with both melancholy notes and tattoo-able lyrics. (PS 'Kiwi' is my favorite, if I was being forced to choose)

For your nightmares....
This epic novel, "the Moby Dick of horror novels"
Not a slight read, at over 1000 pages, you will be haunted by this nightmarish clown stalking children in the small-town Maine equivalent of hell on Earth. (PS it has already enjoyed movie, starring Tim Curry, and mini-series adaptations and is up for a new depiction coming to the big screen this year)

For your summer wardrobe....
This sunflower sun dress (available in 2 colors!)
A gorgeously flirty addition to your summer style, this swing dress with spaghetti straps is perfect for nearly every summer occasion! Backyard barbecue? Cute date? Stroll along the boardwalk? I love the cinched waist and buttons on the front, as well as the bright pattern.
Get this cute dress here for $16.99
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